- Associated Press - Monday, December 5, 2016

From Russell Contreras in Albuquerque, New Mexico:

Hanna Henrikka Ruax of Helsinki, Finland landed in Oakland in late November. She was there to see her fiancee, Alex Ghassan, a 36-year-old director who was planning to move to Europe to be with her.

Both are listed as missing in the Oakland warehouse fire.

The yoga instructor and entrepreneur was excited to visit Ghassan, who accompanied him to the warehouse party, according to Vikram Babu, Ghassa’s roommate.

Ruax was a social justice activist who had organized a large protest in Finland after a neo-Nazi rally in that European country, Babu said. “She is very gentle,” he said.

Ruax and Ghassan had been dating long distance and were planning to marry in the near future. Her Instagram account is filled with playful photos of the pair. Last week, she posted a selfie with Ghassan where both made funny faces into the camera.

“Sent this pic to my mumz after arriving home to my boo,” she wrote. “Home sweet home!”


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